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We are philosophers Though we may not be With these lines, Douglas Adams effortlessly both sums and sends up the business of philosophy No wonder editor Nicholas Joll was inspired to base a book of philosophical essays around his work.This is a serious attempt to examine both philosophy in a Hitch Hiker s context and Hitch Hiker s in a philosophical one There are nine essays in total, divided between four sections Ethics , The Meaning of Life , Metaphysics and Artificial Intelligence , We are philosophers Though we may not be With these lines, Douglas Adams effortlessly both sums and sends up the business of philosophy No wonder editor Nicholas Joll was inspired to base a book of philosophical essays around his work.This is a serious attempt to examine both philosophy in a Hitch Hiker s context and Hitch Hiker s in a philosophical one There are nine essays in total, divided between four sections Ethics , The Meaning of Life , Metaphysics and Artificial Intelligence , and Logic, Method and Satire My personal favourites were the chapter on the ethics of eating animals that want to be eaten, and that on the artificial intelligence of Marvin.For an imprint of Macmillan there s a Trillian joke in there somewhere , the printing and proofreading were a little poor It should also be made clear that this isn t a Christmas novelty book you won t need a brain the size of a planet, but the content does require concentration Really interesting dive into philosophy from the perspective of one of my favourite works of literature I highly enjoyed this book Tricking people into reading Philosophy Adams must be killing himself. I registered a book at BookCrossing.com I registered a book at BookCrossing.com This is not a pop philosophy book looking at all the ways the Hitchhikers Universe works or how often the number 42 pops up in scientific discoveries although those books do exist and you are warned of this in the introduction.This book takes some of the issues raised by Douglas Adams and takes a serious look at the ethics, morality and logic of those situations in the real world As a result, it is quite heavy going but well worth the effort.The contributors are proper philosophers and, eve This is not a pop philosophy book looking at all the ways the Hitchhikers Universe works or how often the number 42 pops up in scientific discoveries although those books do exist and you are warned of this in the introduction.This book takes some of the issues raised by Douglas Adams and takes a serious look at the ethics, morality and logic of those situations in the real world As a result, it is quite heavy going but well worth the effort.The contributors are proper philosophers and, even if they re not avid fans, certainly know their source material and quote the relevant passages as appropriate to the point being made.Pretty much essential reading for anyone that carries a towel every May 25th, but anyone interested in philosophy might even find this an ideal starting point ^FREE BOOK ⇺ Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ☇ This is the philosophy and book that really needed to be written because it is about The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy For to paraphrase the great man himself Hitchhiker s is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky Moreover this edited collection combines accessibility and some humor with rigor It contains an introduction, nine chapters, a glossary, and multiple indexes Topics covered include the meaning of life and, vegetarianism, the ethics of entertainment, artificial intelligence, multiple worlds, God, and philosophical method